This six-year dual degree provides an opportunity for musically gifted and talented students to explore the connections between music and law. The Law courses satisfy the requirements for the award of the professional Law degree, while the Music courses offer intensive pre-professional training in musicology, music theory, performance and composition as well as one of four music streams: music creative practice, music inquiry, sonic arts and music pedagogy. The Law degree aims to develop graduates who have excellent analytical skills, a capacity for scholarly research, effective oral and written communication skills, and a commitment to personal and professional development, ethical practice and social responsibility.

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Why choose this degree?

The UNSW School of Law instils in students the values, skills and qualities necessary to become qualified legal practitioners with a strong sense of citizenship, community and social justice.


  • Law
  • Music

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Legal counsel in music and entertainment industry
  • Instrumentalist
  • Music instructor
  • Copyright lawyer

Accreditation / Professional Recogntion

Legal Profession Admission Board (NSW)

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

ATAR + Audition + LAT

2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels

A Levels + LAT + Audition

2018 IB Diploma

IB Diploma + LAT + Audition

2018 QLD OP

OP + LAT + Audition

A satisfactory music audition and an acceptable level of attainment in Year 12 music studies or equivalent

Additional selection criteria

All applicants must complete an online assessment and audition to gain entry to a Bachelor of Music program. In addition applicants for a Bachelor of Law must also complete the Law Admission Test (LAT). Online assessment and audition information and the online application form can be found on the Bachelor of Music auditions website. Applicants are expected to have reached the level of at least Grade 7 AMEB Performance (or equivalent) and 2 Unit Music course, 2 or 3 Unit Extension or Grade 6 AMEB Musicianship (or equivalent).

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

Please see this degree's Additional Selection Criteria and ensure you also complete these requirements.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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